Flood Mitigation Resources
FEMA Preliminary Flood Maps for Upper Raritan River Communities in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties.
Resources for Residents:
- National Flood Insurance Program Map Changes and Flood Insurance (PDF)
- Protect Your Property From Flooding (PDF)
- Protect Your Home From Flooding Low-Cost Projects You Can Do Yourself (PDF)
Learning about the Map Changes and Flood Insurance:
FEMA Grant Availability
View the FEMA Grant website.
FEMA Flood Hazard Maps
FEMA National Flood Insurance Community Rating System (CRS) Program
Delaware River Basin Commission Multi-Jurisdictional Flood Mitigation Plan
Between mid-September 2004 and late July 2006, three major floods caused severe and repeated damage to thousands of structures and disrupted the lives of many in the Delaware River Basin. The flooding was the worst experienced since the record flood of 1955.
This Plan is the result of a multi-agency and local partnership that formed following those three Delaware River main stem flood events. The purpose of the partnership was to capitalize on resources at the federal, state, and county levels and assist local municipalities in completing a regional flood hazard mitigation plan. The overall goal of this Flood Mitigation Plan is to make the Delaware River Basin more disaster-resilient by reducing long-term risks to loss of life and property damage from flooding. the aim is to empower local communities to mitigate and support a sustainable community plan so that, when confronted by a natural disaster, they will sustain fewer losses and recover more quickly.